Inside Higher Ed reports that U.S. colleges are increasingly turning to for-profit pathway programs for international students in a bid to boost revenues.
In January 2010, Australia-based Navitas sealed its first U.S. deal, a 10-year contract with Western Kentucky University. Since then, the company has signed three more agreements – with the Universities of Massachusetts [...]
As more and more universities and colleges seek out alleged fortunes overseas by setting up branch campuses, nagging questions linger about the financial stability of these ventures. We are being told by governments and employers alike that money is scarce after all. So surely our administrators are being careful about how they are spending their [...]
After a nearly 4 hour debate on a proposed joint venture with Study Group International, the University of Windsor Senate voted against the plan to create a private, for-profit pathways program for international students.
The vote is a blow to SGI’s ambition to establish a greater presence in Canada, but a victory for faculty and [...]
Canada’s University of Windsor is considering a joint venture proposal with Study Group International (SGI) that would see the company establish a for-profit college on campus for international students.
According to reports, if the deal is approved by the university’s senate in February, ISG’s international study centre would open its doors as early as this [...]
Many universities and colleges in the mainly English-speaking developed countries are investing more and more of their resources into offshore operations, including branch campuses. According to the UK-based Observatory for Borderless Higher Education, there are now 162 branch campuses around the world, up by more than 40% since 2006.
Many of these “campuses” are joint-ventures [...]
Thanks to the CAUT for posting the news that Melbourne University has decided to stop funding the U21 Joint Venture. This comes on the back of another poor year for the struggling enterprise. Back in October, the Times Higher Education Magazine reported on UCU’s concerns about Universities investing in the [...]
Universitas 21, the international consortium of universities that launched a for-profit on-line program in 2001, is reassessing its future after another institution has left.
This week, the University of Melbourne announced it would stop funding the troubled U21 Global virtual operation after yet another year of lackluster performance.
In response, Universitas 21 announced it was [...]
Kaplan Inc., the for-profit U.S.-based education provider, announced yesterday a joint venture with the University of Adelaide in Australia that will create the company’s first international campus.
A subsidiary of the Washington Post Company that started off in the test preparation business, Kaplan has expanded its operations in recent years and now provides an array [...]